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Eye (Lond). 2012 Jan;26(1):51-60. doi: 10.1038/eye.2011.302. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

Visual function 5 years or more after macular translocation surgery for myopic choroidal neovascularisation and age-related macular degeneration.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the changes in the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) after 1 year and after ≥ 5 years after macular translocation for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or myopic choroidal neovascularisation (mCNV).

METHODS:

The medical records of 61 consecutive patients who underwent macular translocation with 360° retinotomy for AMD (35 eyes) or mCNV (26 eyes) were reviewed. Overall, 40 patients, 17 mCNV and 23 AMD, were followed for at least 5 years. BCVA and area of the Goldmann visual field (VF) measured before, 12 months after surgery, and at the final visit.

RESULTS:

In the 23 AMD eyes followed for ≥ 5 years, the mean preoperative BCVA was 1.149 ± 0.105 logMAR units, which significantly improved to 0.69 ± 0.06 logMAR units at 1 year (P<0.001). This BCVA was maintained at 0.633 ± 0.083 logMAR units on their final examination. In the 17 eyes with mCNV followed for ≥ 5 years, the mean preoperative BCVA was 1.083 ± 0.119 logMAR units, which was significantly improved to 0.689 ± 0.121 logMAR units at 1 year (P = 0.001). This BCVA was maintained at 0.678 ± 0.142 logMAR units on their final examination. The area of the VF was significantly decreased at 12 months and did not change significantly thereafter.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results show that macular translocation surgery significantly improves the BCVA and significantly decreases the VF area of eyes with mCNV or AMD after first 1 year. The BCVA and VF area do not change significantly from the values at 1 year for at least 5 years.

PMID:
22173070
PMCID:
PMC3259604
DOI:
10.1038/eye.2011.302
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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